The LLC, or Limited Liability Company, is a business structure that was invented to offer an array of advantages normally provided by other traditional business forms. A LLC has the advantages of a corporation's limited liability, but avoids double taxation like a partnership or sole proprietorship. An LLC can also have an endless amount of shareholders, like a corporation. However, the LLC is dissolved if one of those members dies or files for bankruptcy. Limited liability has traditionally been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in Missouri, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in Missouri may organize using whatever form they choose. The office of the Secretary of State is the organization that accepts filings by those who want to open LLC's. However, fees are frequently required to form a LLC. The actions of LLC's as well as the costs for operating them are determined by Missouri law. Applicable laws are a primary consideration in the decision of whether to organize as an LLC. The right business structure for your company might be difficult to find, but different structures can end up saving your company a lot of money.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Under specific conditions, a business in Hannibal may change its form. Eligibility for conversion to a LLC is determined by Missouri law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Missouri business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.